Which New Home Is Built Better

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new homes in Woodbridge VirginiaYou want to buy a new home.  You want a new home that is a quality home, built to the highest standards.

How much time does it take to build a quality home?  A home built in 90 days, 120 days, or 180 days?

Take a guess....

Do you know?

What do you think?

Builders and warranty companies agree that a home built in 90 days will give you the highest quality.  That may sound counter-intuitive to you.  

Lots of folks think a house is built better when the build time is longer.  Some folks hear 90 days to build a house, and they say, "So the builder just SLAPPED IT TOGETHER".

When houses are built in 120 or 180 days, subcontractors can get lazy, and let a job slide over a few days.  When a job is spread over a few days, things get missed.

new home in drywall in woodbridge virginiaWhereas a home built over 90 days requires the subcontractors to do the job right, and not let things slide over days and days.  They have to keep moving because they have houses in front of them, and contractors coming up behind them.  They get the work done right the first time.

Builders subcontract foundations, framing, electrical work, plumbing, heat and AC, insulation, drywall, trim work, masonary, tile, trim work, and painting.


Quality builders in Northern Virginia have 90-day build schedules.  

The exception to the 90 day rule is custom builders, like Mike Garcia Homes, who are building 12,000 square foot mansions.  It can take 180 days to craft a 12,000 square foot mansion. 

new home bath Woodbridge VirginiaI have owned three new homes.  My first two were built in 90 days, and the quality was outstanding with short "punch lists".  A punch list is a list of defects found at the post construction walk-through that the builder agrees to have repaired after settlement.  

The third house had 4,000 finished square feet, was built by Mike Garcia in 120 day, and it had the longest punch of all three homes.  Perhaps that was because it was the largest of the three houses.

When you buy a new home, you have the right, privilage, and option to have representation working for you, a Buyer Agent who is representing your best interests.

new home Woodbridge VirginiaMoreover, you want a Buyer Agent who is experienced with new home sales, new home construction, and new home options by your side to help you get the best value for your money.

You get a Buyer Agent who have helped over 200 nice folks like you buy new homes when you select Erick Blackwelder to be your Buyer Agent.

You get an agent who will help you maximize your builder incenitives, help you negotiate the best deal, and help you select options that will bring the most value to your new home.

You get an agent who knows what is going on behind the secnes with the builder because Erick has contacts inside most most home building companies that can feed him information that can be useful to you when you buy your new home.

Find out more about what Erick can do for you at 703-677-1120.  Call now and have a candid conversation with Erick about your goals and dreams.

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Comments (5)

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Erick Blackwelder I have to agree with your points made in your post and add to that this point. A home that is built over a long p[period of time is at risk of being exposed to the elements which can result in inherent defects not entirely evident on the walk-thru. For example buckled floor sheathing.

Jun 09, 2015 01:26 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Makes sense that the shorter build time would lead to a quality product, as long as the contractors don't feel rushed along the way. And we need to keep educating the public on the benefits of having an agent on their side. The knowledge and value we bring to a transaction can make a big difference.

Jun 10, 2015 02:30 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

I am not sure if I agree with that logic necessarily based on my limited experience.  Most good contractors approach the job on a consistency basis rather than how much time they have to finish.  Of course it helps them in scheduling their work

Jun 10, 2015 09:17 PM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Our homes can take a very long time to build. Our contractors are guys that have been with us for years. I don't want to necessarily use a contractor that is sitting at home waiting for my call to frame my house. We do things right.

To be frank it comes down to the builder. I have seen homes put together in no time that are great and some that I wouldn't let me friend's dog live in. I have seen homes take a long time to build that are magnificent (my own home) and some that are terrible.

Quality is quality.

Jun 10, 2015 10:39 PM
Erick Blackwelder
Cell: 703-677-1120 - Woodbridge, VA
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Our market is 99% production homes built by national home builder such as Ryan, NV, Ryland, Centex, Toll Brothers, and more.  They run tight production schedules that focus on quality all the way through the process.  

Jun 11, 2015 01:20 AM